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AP Exclusive: Family behind opioid maker gave millions to colleges

Journalists Collin Binkley, Boston, and Jennifer McDermott, Providence, Rhode Island, followed up on an offhand remark by an Ivy League fundraiser to document how the Sackler family, behind the powerfully addictive opioid OxyContin, gave money to colleges and universities on a much larger scale than previously known: at least $60 million to prestigious schools worldwide – including millions donated after the company became embroiled in lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic.

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